Gocha & Shorena's Center of Dance

Private Instruction

Gocha Chertkoev and Shorena Gachechiladze have been described as "a magnificent Latin dance couple… who embody a power and elegance that demand their audience watch them… Audiences become addicted to the exquisite poetry and body language that characterize the dancing of these passionately-sought performers."

Through their performances and their coaching, Gocha and Shorena have raised the bar for technical and artistic excellence in ballroom dance both in the U.S. and abroad. Professional and top-amateur competitors are drawn from all over to Gocha and Shorena for dazzling choreography, brilliant coaching, and unique costume design. Visit Gocha's Design Gallery to see some of his creations.

Six-time Georgian amateur champions in both Latin and Standard, Gocha and Shorena are well-trained and qualified to teach all forms of ballroom dance. Their students are consistent winners in both American- and International-style competitions. 

To schedule private lessons, call Shorena Gachechiladze at 214.769.7133.


Group Classes

Attend Shorena's classes for the rare opportunity to learn championship-level style and technique from one of the top ballroom dancers in North America.  Shorena presents sophisticated techniques clearly, so that even beginning dancers can dance smoothly and advance quickly.

International Latin dances include Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, and Jive.  International Standard dances include Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quick Step, and Viennese Waltz.

Partners are not required; students will rotate.  Class size is carefully planned, so pre pre-registration is required.  To join a group class, or to determine which class would be best for your dancing ability, call Shorena Gachechiladze  at  214.769.7133. 

International Latin and Standard
These are wonderful classes to begin your dancing enjoyment, or to increase your skills and add new dances to your repertoire.  Two series of group classes in Latin and Standard dances are offered on Friday evenings.

Each series meets once a week, and offers five classes in a Latin dance, followed by five classes in a Standard class, for a total of ten classes per series.  Call Shorena for the location of these classes.

Masters Class for International Latin and Standard
Placement in the Masters Class is determined by audition or interview.  Experienced and competitive dancers will learn a great deal from these group classes.  Technique and style are stressed to produce polished, championship-quality dancers.  Two series of eight classes are offered:

Masters Latin series
      Monday and Wednesday nights at 8:00
Masters Standard series
      Tuesday and Thursday nights at 8:00

Each Masters series meets twice a week for a total of eight classes, and studies a different dance in depth each month. 

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A new studio has been constructed specifically for ballroom dancing, under the careful direction of Gocha and Shorena.  A floating, hard-wood dance floor was laid by hand to provide the best possible dance surface.  They designed one of the largest dance floors in the DFW area to provide exceptional room for advanced dancers.

Private instruction and group classes are held at their studio:

  Gocha and Shorena Center of Dance
2507 Knight Street
Dallas, Texas  75219
214-769-7133 * 214-256-9100


Studio Policies

Students are requested to wear a black shirt for men, black top and skirt for women. 

Dance shoes are required for all students. 

Classes are non-refundable and non-transferrable.


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